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What happens if polyps are not removed?

While most polyps do not transform into colon cancer, the presence of polyps in your colon puts you at an increased risk of colon cancer compared to someone without polyps.

If any polyps are not removed, you will need an additional procedure to remove them. This can happen if the polyps are too large. Large polyps increase your risk of bleeding and other complications so your doctor needs additional time to prepare for the procedure.

What happens during a colonoscopy?

How many polyps are normal during a colonoscopy?

Should polyps be removed during a colonoscopy?

How large a polyp can be removed during a colonoscopy?

Do polyps grow back?

How serious is a precancerous polyp?

What happens after they find and remove polyps?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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